What's open and closed during COVID-19

Bloomington Civic Plaza is currently closed due to the pandemic. Some services are available by appointment only. Verify service availability by calling the department or division whose services you'd like to schedule, before visiting the building.

The Police Department lobby at the southwest end of the building is accessible by appointment only.

The following City facilities are open to the public. 

What's open

Because of the governor's state order, not all staff have returned to facilities and are working from home. If you would like to meet with a specific employee at one of the City's facilities, please call ahead of time.

On July 13, Mayor Busse issued a proclamation requiring face coverings to be worn inside when visiting all City facilities.

Many City services are available online. Garbage and recycling service continues without interruption.

What's closed/rescheduled 


All classes and events are canceled until further notice.

Artistry/Bloomington Center for the Arts

  • Performance events such as plays, concerts, etc. are cancelled until further notice

Bloomington Leadership Program

  • Cancelled 

CNU Legacy Project

  • Postponed until further notice

Creekside Community Center

  • Closed until further notice

Old Cedar Avenue Bridge Celebration

  • Postponed until 2021


Creekside Community Center                                                                                   

  • Closed until further notice

Golf courses

  • Closed for the 2020 season

Old Town Hall

  • Closed until further notice

Pond House

  • Closed until further notice

Public Works Building

  • Please call 952-563-8700 to confirm available services.


  • City Council, board and commission meetings are being held electronically until further notice. Members of the public may watch, listen or give public comment electronically. Instructions on how to participate are listed on each meetings' calendar listing.

Parks and Recreation Programming


  • Kidz Craft Corner November 21, December 5 and 19 at Bloomington Center for the Arts.
  • Pop-up Naturalist: Observing and Recording Nature, November 21 at Moir Park.
  • Family Wilderness Survival Skills November 22 at Bush Lake Beach.
  • Map and Compass Navigation November 22 at Bush Lake Beach.
  • Walk with a Naturalist November 22 at Girard Lake Park.
  • Frontier Game Day November 22 at Pond Dakota Mission Park.
  • Pop-up Naturalist: Gobble! Gobble! November 28 at Pond Dakota Mission Park
  • Walk With a Naturalist November 29 at Pond Dakota Mission Park
  • Learn to Snowshoe November 29 and December 6 at Bush Lake Beach.
  • Gifts in the Gallery December 7 -21 at Bloomington Center for the Arts.
  • Skate School classes scheduled at Bloomington Ice Garden.
  • City programming, including indoor pickleball and all other rentals and reservations at the Bloomington Armory, 3300 West 98th Street. 
  • Rink reservations and warming house availability at Outdoor Skating Rinks
  • Adult Sports leagues scheduled for Bloomington Public Schools' activity centers and Bloomington Armory are paused until further notice. 

Closed for the season

  • Bloomington Family Aquatic Center
  • Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center
  • Dwan Golf Course

Remaining open

Bloomington’s outdoor spaces remain open, offering opportunities for residents to stay active and connected as a community during these uncertain times.

To keep them open, accessible and safe, we strongly urge everyone to use our parks, trails, and park amenities responsibly.

To provide the public with access to more resources for online activities, the City now has an online resource. The Recreation Experience Center (REC) is a resource for fun, engaging, inclusive, and accessible recreation activities.  In addition, Project P.L.A.Y. offers a variety of fun and engaging youth recreation activities that can be done with your immediate family or on your own.  


Bloomington Community Access Television (BCAT)

Bloomington Fire Department

  • The Fire Department is suspending the following non-emergency services until further notice:
    • Fire prevention presentations
    • Fire station tours
    • Fire truck visits
    • Home safety Inspections
  • Smoke and CO alarm installation assistance will be on a case-by-case basis.

Bloomington Public Schools

  • On November 12, the School Board voted unanimously to recommend shifting elementary schools to distance learning and pause winter sports and activities until early 2021.

Licensing Applications 


Public Health

  • Open for immunizations (flu shots) by appointment only. Call 952-563-8900.
  • "The Nurse Is In" sessions for seniors are cancelled until further notice.